DTA-2172 – Dual 3G-SDI/ASI ports for PCIe

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DTA-2172    –    Dual 3G-SDI/ASI ports for PCIe, without application software.

DTA-2172-SLP    –    Dual 3G-SDI/ASI ports for PCIe with StreamXpert Lite and StreamXpress player software.

DTA-2172-SXP   –    Dual 3G-SDI/ASI ports for PCIe with StreamXpert 2.0 stream analyzer and StreamXpress player.

DTA-2172-SY-SXP  –   Dual 3G-SDI/ASI ports for PCIe with SdEye and StreamXpert 2.0 stream analyzer and StreamXpress player.

DTA-2172-VR-SY-SXP   –   Dual 3G-SDI/ASI ports for PCIe with VF-Rec stream recorder, SdEye and StreamXpert 2.0 stream analyzer and StreamXpress player.


  • Two ports fully configurable from software:
    – Input or output
    – 3G-SDI ports can be configured to operate in level A or level B mode
  • Bi-level and tri-level genlock input port
  • Low latency to and from software
  • Sophisticated DMA engine
  • DekTec Matrix API 2.0 provide convenient access to video, audio and ANC samples, and takes care of all the plumbing for creating robust real-time SDI processing applications.
  • Free  SDK (DTAPI) for Windows and Linux, uniform for all DekTec adapters


  • Generation, reception and processing of uncompressed or compressed streams.
  • General purpose processing of a mix of 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and/or ASI signals
  • Video encoding or decoding
  • Audio insertion or extraction
  • Live production mixer and effect generators
  • SDI monitoring, recording and/or play-out

DekTec Matrix API 2.0

The Matrix-API framework decodes incoming SDI data into pixels (in a programmable format), audio samples and ANC data structures. When a new frame has been received, the framework calls a user-supplied “frame-processor callback” for processing of the data. The user callback can create output video, audio and ANC data, which is encoded by the framework into SDI frames.

Synchronization of multiple input streams is straightforward: The video/audio/anc data of all SDI frames supplied to the callback function have the same arrival time by definition. Past frames can be accessed by an integer frame index. The framework ensures that if frames from different input ports have the same frame index, they have entered the system at the same time instance.


Ports 2x 3G-SDI/ASI in/out
1x genlock in
Features 10-bit full frame support
Audio/video/anc extraction
Audio/video/anc insertion
DekTec Matrix API® 2.0
Scaling: 1/4, 1/16


Connectors 3x 75-Ω micro-BNC
Cable length ASI/SD-SDI – 350m
HD-SDI – 200m
3G-SDI – 150m
PCI Express Low-profile PCIe gen2 x4


Video formats 525i, 625i, 720p, 1080i
1080p, 1080psf

All common formats and frame rates including 1080p50 and 1080p60

Link SD-SDI – SMPTE 259M

3G: Level A and B are supported

DVB-ASI EN50083-9 (coax)
0 to 214 Mbps

PC Support

OS Windows 7, 8, 10
Windows Server 12, 16, 19
Linux ≥2.6.18, 3.x, 4.x, 5.x
Processor Core i7

Or equivalent AMD CPUs


StreamXpress Playout TS and SDI files
SpRcApi StreamXpress remote-control API for automated playout
StreamXpert Our industry-standard transport-stream analyzer
SdEye SDI analyzer for detailed inspection of audio, video and ancillary data
VF-REC SDI/TS recorder with looping, scheduling and more
DekTec SDKs Create your own application

Software Description

1.  StreamXpress –  Playout  Software

  • Low-cost, high-performance playout software that supports all DekTec output adapters
  • Endless play with optional automatic correction of continuity-counter, PCR/PTS/DTS and TDT/TOT fields
  • SOAP-based remote control to automate StreamXpress operations (DTC-302-RC option)
  • Saving and restoring playout parameters using XML-based settings file
  • Reproducible injection of errors in the transport stream with adjustable error rate
  • Easy-to-use control of modulation and channel simulation parameters

2.    StreamXpert – Transport Stream Analyser Software

  • Real-time analysis, monitoring and recording of MPEG-2 transport streams
  • Recording based on duration, size or manual
  • Provides detailed statistics on the PIDs, services and tables found in the transport stream
  • Displays PIDs, services, tables, descriptors, stream information and PID-grid (compact overview of all PIDs)
  • User definable TR 101 290 templates
  • PCR analysis
  • Measurement of bitrates, PCR-accuracy and interval
  • Integrated SD/HD video and audio decoder with support for MPEG-2, AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265, AVS, 4:2:2 and 10 bit video streams and MP1 / MP2 / (HE-)AAC / Dolby AC3 / Dolby AC4 audio
  • Deep decoding of PSI, DVB-SI, DVB-RCS and ATSC-PSIP tables and descriptors
  • Closed captions decoding
  • SI decoding with user templates, Dolby AC4 analysis, multi-monitor support
  • Support for analysing TS-over-IP streams via a DTA-2160 / DTA-2162 or a local network port
  • The world’s most cost-effective and user-friendly transport-stream analyser

3.  StreamXpert Lite – Light-weight version of StreamXpert for viewing and recording transport-stream contents, and for decoding audio and video.

StreamXpert StreamXpert Lite
Ribbon based GUI
List with properties of all PIDs
List with properties of all services partial
List with properties of all tables
Video Decoding
Full screen mode
Multi-monitor support
Audio Decoding
MPEG-1 Layer II
Supported Interfaces
DekTec input adapters
PC network ports
Custom table and descriptor templates
PID Grid, graphical overview of all PIDs
Dolby AC-4 analysis
Manual mode
Size based
Duration based
Measurement and Compliance
TR 101 290 priority 1, 2 and 3
Bitrate partial
PCR graphs
PCR accuracy
PCR interval
PCR frequency offset

4.     SdEye    –    SDI Analysis and Monitoring Software

  • Cost-effective real-time waveform analyser for SMPTE-259M signals
  • Displays picture, YCbCr / RGB waveforms, vectorscope and peak meter
  • Various picture display modes: interlaced, top- or bottom-field only, top and bottom field, full SDI frame
  • User can select whether he wants to display Y, Cb, Cr, R, G and/or B components in the picture
  • Contemporary GUI with quick access buttons and user-selectable window layout
  • Supports all DekTec SDI-capable adapters including bus-powered USB-2 units for portable SDI monitoring

5.   VF-Rec – Advanced transport-stream/SDI recorder

  • Advanced recorder for TS, ETI, SDI, I/Q samples and T2MI.
  • Allows to do continuous recording and remote control through SNMP
  • Record to a single file, to multiple files or continuous
  • SDI recording 10-bit full frame, up to 3G-SDI
  • Remote monitoring and control through SNMP

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